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How do I like my love triangles? Well, it totally depends; there is a clear difference between whether I'm the fan of some work versus the creator of the triangle. If I'm the fan I have to be careful; I usually find myself rooting for the non-canon (but way hotter!) pairing to happen and if that is the case I get too emotional. However, if I'm the one behind the whole thing, I love it. I can't think of anything I'd rather do than jumble up three people's feelings for each other and have others fret over who will get together (okay... there are things I'd rather do, but still!) I feel safe because I usually know how it will turn out.
There are times when I don't know how it will turn out, though. For instance, in Pawn of Mine, I have an idea of who I want to be together in the end, but I'm open to changing it. Comes down to what everyone else thinks, and quite frankly, what the characters think. Sometimes when I'm in the midst of writing things just change and I can't really help it; the flow of the story carries itself.
Love squares are even better. Why? It gives the person who lost a chance at love with the other person who lost. Unless it's three guys and one girl... lol which brings me to another point of mine.
More guys, less girls. I CANNOT stand a love triangle where there is two girls and one boy. That just unsettles me because it hits too close to home, you know? Not like I'm in a love triangle like that now, but this is my escape, reading this book, so the more attractive young boys to debate over the better. And I like guys who fall irrevocably for a girl and are so firm in their love that they cannot be deterred or led astray by another girl ;D So!
Boy/Girl/Boy = Good.
Girl/Boy/Girl = Bad.
And what about the love star? That's the best, actually. It's the shape of a star because there are so many points and so many different people with complex and angsty feelings involved that you get lost somewhere and you have the opportunity to ship a colossal amount of different possibilities :D These are especially good as long as my main pair is coming out on the top.